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Ch.11,12,13

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isthmus a narrow strip of land having water on each side and joining two larger bodies of land.
guerrilla a member of an armed force that is not part of a regular army; relating to a form of warfare carried on by such and independent armed force.
archipalago a group of islands
coral island and island formed by the skeletal remaining of tine sea animals and the sand and sediment piling on top of them.
windward facing the wind.
leeward facing away from the wind.
plantation a large state farmed by many workers
gasohol a fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol.
derforestation the process of stripping the land of its trees.
ecotourism tourism that encourages environmental awareness and has a little effect on the ecosystem
mulatto a person of mixed African and European ancestry.
bauxite a mineral used in making aluminium.
llano a grassy plant.
cordillera a related set of separated mountains range.
campesino in Latin america, a tenant farmer or farm worker.
altiplano a plateau region located in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru.
paramo a plateau in the Andes
timber line the boundary in high elevations above witch continues forest vegetation cannot grow.
selva a forest region in Ecuador,Peru,and Bolivia.
escarpment a steep cliff that separates two level areas of differing elevations.
sertao an anterior plateau in Brazil with poor soil and uncertain rain.
favela a slum community in Brazilian city.
Estuary the wide mouth of a river,where freshwater river current meet the salt water.
Piedmont a region of rolling foothills.
Pampas a grasslands region in Argentina and Uruguay.
Gaucho a cowboy who herded cattle in the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay.
Created by: Victor42